Lots of exciting things have been going on around our household. We’ve been busy, busy, busy! In fact, tomorrow night we are hosting a little shin dig at our place…sort of a barbeque/gender reveal party rolled into one. So, if you’ve been wondering if Baby K is a boy or a girl, only 48-hour until I go public! :)
In the meantime, it’s been soccer games, potty training, and nursery/shared bedroom planning. I ordered the border for the ____’s room and the paint color has been decided upon. I’ve also decided upon new bedroom furniture for Benjamin…poor kid has still been sleeping on the crib mattress on the floor! Time to get to decorating!
Last Friday I hit a big milestone…24-weeks with this pregnancy. As any pregnant woman can tell you, 24-weeks is when one can begin to breathe a huge sigh of relief. Twenty-four weeks is considered, by most hospitals throughout the United States, the age at which viability of a fetus/baby is considered achievable. Of course, a 24-weeker would require extensive life-saving treatment, but it is attainable.
According to the March of Dimes, viability at 24-weeks is anywhere from 39 to 75% (depending on how many days into week 24). Today, I am 25 weeks and viability jumps to 50-80%. And while I don’t expect to have a preemie, (heck, I’ve never even gone into labor on my own, let alone experienced it!) you just never know…especially when you are over 40 years old!!!
One thing is certain, this pregnancy has been more challenging when it comes to energy level. I have been miserable at blogging, but I do want you to know that I daily visit and read your blogs . I may not comment, but I do keep up with your gardens, decorating, baby milestones, etc.! They make me smile, give me inspiration, and encourage me to push myself to keep house and stay busy with Mary and Ben when I just want to be a couch potato! Some days though, I am just beyond exhausted. Case in point…we never dyed Easter eggs! AAARGH! My poor kids!
Unfortunately, Daddy was on-duty both Good Friday and Easter Sunday so it was a quiet holiday this year. BUT, the little ones did get some really neat gifts from the Grandmas…hence the rocks and rabbits!
Easter gifts from Mimi & Papa
Gifts from Grandma Kueter…new sand buckets, hoodies, and wind-up bunnies!
Well, I’m off to read a few blogs and then get to work cleaning house. Mostly I just need to mop the hardwood floors, dust, and Windex the tiny fingerprints off the windows. As endearing as I may find them, I’m sure my house guests would appreciate clean windows! Meanwhile, fire hubby has been seasoning and marinating the meat for the party at the fire station…2 pork shoulders and a brisket. YUM!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend,